bin/153527: wake(8) should use sysexits.h

douglas steinwand dzs-pr at
Thu Dec 30 17:30:15 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR bin/153527; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: douglas steinwand <dzs-pr at>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/153527: wake(8) should use sysexits.h
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:12:16 -0800

 On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 07:35, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
 > wake(8) should not use sysexits.h since style(9) no longer recommends
 > it - it should instead exit with 1 or 0.
 The sysexits(3) manpage in FreeBSD 8.1 still seems relevant.
 > This seems to have been fixed in HEAD but not in 8-STABLE.
 HEAD looks better, but a missing hostname [from get_ether()] exits 0
 with a message on STDERR. Other utilities [like ping(8)] return a
 non-zero result in that case.
  - doug

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